The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Mathura Buddha Image Inscription of the Time of Kumaragupta I

Engraved on the pedestal of the image. No size data in Bhandarkar. The beginning of each line and the whole of the third line is lost.

Object URI
OB00025
Inscription URI
IN00027

Basic Metadata

Extent
35 cm width x 4 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, eastern Gupta
Script size
0.8-1.2
Reigning Monarch
Kumāragupta I
Date (min)
443
Date (max)
444
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 125 āśvayuja 9 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliography description
First noticed in #ARIE_1965-66:112 (B. 677). First edited in #Srivastava_1967-68:153-154.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
23
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
26
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
IV. Mathurā 60
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
128
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